Edwyn Collins @ The Rock Shop, March 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Onetime Orange Juice frontman Edwyn Collins will release Understated in March 2013, his eighth solo album and follow-up to 2010's terrific Losing Sleep. The album is being released by AED Records, the label Collins started with onetime Rough Trade A&R man James Endicott. You can stream the album's first single, "Too Bad (That's Sad)," below along with the album art which was done by Edwyn as well. And while it's probably too late to get them in time for Christmas, AED is selling holiday cards with a lovely Roe Deer illustration done by Edwyn. Save 'em for next year!
No North American tour announced as of yet, but he does have a Spring 2013 UK tour planned and those dates are listed below, along with the song stream.
Edwyn Collins - 2013 Tour Dates
April 12 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
April 13 Pocklington The Arts Centre
April 14 Hebden Bridge The Trades Club
April 15 Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
April 17 Strathpeffer Pavilion
April 18 Glasgow ABC
April 20 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
April 21 Birmingham Glee Club
April 22 Cambridge The Junction
April 24 London Union Chapel
April 25 Brighton St George's Church